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How to Get Rid of Ants (Outdoor Version)
New queen ants are like queen bees - they mature and take part of the colony with them to make their own nest - thus you might destroy all of them in your yard, but the next spring when the new queen ants leave the nest in the empty lot down the street - they move into your nice empty yard and you start over. Hope this helps!
If your having such luck with your recipe, why do you have to use it every year to do the same thing over and over? If it worked correctly, the ants would be gone forever pretty much and that would be the end of it.
I use 1T boric acid 8T sugar in a jar of approx 16oz of water. shake till mixed. pour into small covered containers from hummus with a smallrock on top to secure the lid and a twig inserted under lid to hold them open a crack. and to climb up on. Some ants an pill bugs die inside some bring it back home . best in shade check biweekly or check more often for drying out if in sun.Safety FYI:What are some signs and symptoms from a brief exposure to boricacidBoric acid is low in toxicity if eaten or if it contacts skin. However, in the form of borax, it can be corrosive to the eye. Borax can also be irritating to the skin. People who have eaten boric acid have had nausea, vomiting, stomachaches, and diarrhea. Diarrhea and vomit may have a blue-green color. Eating extreme amounts has resulted in a red, “boiled lobster” like skin rash, followed by skin loss. People who breathed in borax had a dry mouth, nose, and throat.Coughing, sore throat, shortness of breath, and nose bleeds have also been reported. Infants are more sensitive topesticide exposures. Some infants that ate large amounts of boric acid also had nervous system effects. These includeabnormal postures, convulsions, confusion, and coma.Boric acid affects animals in a similar way. If eaten, signs of poisoning in animals can start within 2 hours. See the factsheet on Pets and Pesticide Use for more information.What happens to boric acid when it enters the bodyBoric acid can absorb rapidly into the body if eaten. It is absorbed poorly by skin contact unless the skin is damaged. Studies with workers and rats showed that boric acid can also be absorbed if inhaled. However, it is not clear howmuch is directly absorbed in the lungs and how much is cleared from the lungs and swallowed. Once inside, boric acid generally moves evenly throughout the body. However, it can be stored in bone and is generally found at lowerlevels in fatty tissues. There is no evidence that boric acid is broken down in the body. The majority of boric acid in the body is eliminated in the urine within four days.(national pesticide information center) 1-800-858-7378.
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